Shrewsbury ASC Open Meet 6th and 7th October 2018 – 3WM181734

*** The Meet is now FULL.  Apologies to any club planning to enter ***

Shrewsbury ASC is pleased to announce their forthcoming Level 3 Open Meet to be held at Central Baths, Wolverhampton on 6th and 7th October 2018

Accepted Entries can be found here:
Shrewsbury ASC Open Meet Accepted Entries

Session times for both days are:
Morning 8:30am Warm up and 9:30am Start
Afternoon 1:30pm Warm up and 2:15pm Start

The afternoon times will be confirmed during the morning session but will not be earlier than those stated above.

The meet pack is available here:  Meet Pack Shrewsbury Open Meet October 2018

A club entry form for Shrewsbury swimmers is available here:  ENTRY FORM FOR SASC SWIMMERS ONLY Oct 2018

The electronic entry file is available here: Autumn Open Meet Electronic Entry File

Entries will open on 25th August and close on 15th September, or sooner if the gala is full.

 

HEAD COACH, SAM HOLLAND

Sam grew up in Shropshire and attended Ellesmere College where he joined Titans when the club started in 2009, having previously been a member of Whitchurch Wasps Swimming Club since the age of eight.

After his GCSEs Sam moved out to the BEST Centre in Mallorca where he was able to train in the outdoor 50m pool every day alongside studying for his A Levels.

Upon completion of his A Levels Sam was offered coaching work at the BEST Centre which was mainly with the Family Swim Holidays and the Masters Clinics.

It was during this time that Sam became fluent in Spanish and took an active role in the organisation of the annual Mallorca Olympic Triathlon followed soon afterwards by becoming one of the main organisers of the famous BEST FEST Open Water Swim Festival, a role he continues in to this day.

During his time at the BEST Centre Sam worked alongside coaches from all over the world including Olympic coaches on training camps with their national teams, including, amongst many others, GB’s David McNulty, Head Coach at Bath University who coached Olympic medallists, Michael Jamieson and Jo Jackson.

Upon moving back to the UK in November 2016, Sam set up his own very successful business, Wavelength, which predominantly focuses on stroke correction using underwater video analysis. He also provides frequent 50m pool training at Liverpool which is open to all for a small charge.

Sam was one of the Skills Coaches for the 2017 Shropshire County Development Pathway for 11 year olds and has been selected for the 2018 England Talent Coach Advisor/Mentor Support with Alan Bircher as part of the Swim England Development Programme.

Sam is an ASA Level 2 qualified Swimming Teacher, Level 2 Swimming Coach, Level 2 Open Water Swimming Coach and hopes to achieve Level 3 Swimming Coach in the not too distant future.

 

HAGUE INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX NETHERLANDS, FEBRUARY 2016

Huge congratulations to Ffion Butler on her first International competition abroad.

She was selected as part of a small group of developmental Welsh Para-swimmers to compete abroad in the Hague Grand Prix in Holland. This meet was being used to expose the swimmers to an International event, for them to gain invaluable experience of a different competition environment, and also a warm-up meet for April’s GB Rio para-trials in Glasgow. Competing across the 3 day meet, Ffion had some promising swims and recorded some very strong times, making 2 finals. A solid overall performance for her first International competition and also one completed whilst in hard training!!

24 Hour Swim – Rosie’s Relay

Shrewsbury Amateur Swimming Club are holding a ‘Rosie’s Relay’ 24 hour swim to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation. The swim will be held in the Priory Pool at the Quarry, commence at 10.00am on Saturday 2nd January and finish at 10.00am on Sunday 3rd January.The pool time has been very kindly donated by The Quarry Swimming and Fitness Centre

We need everyone’s help to make this event successful. As well as the club swimmers, from Development through to A squad, Masters swimmers and parents are welcome to have a turn at swimming. If you would like to help in other ways, we need Chaperones, Length Counters, Marshalls, Qualified Lifeguards, Cake makers etc.

Please see below for the consent forms for the swimmers, the sponsor forms and the ‘offer to help’ form. Please download, complete and return to the Coaches, Squad Reps or committee members as soon as possible so swimming slots and roles can be allocated in the next couple of weeks.

Rosie’s Relay permission slip 2015

Rosie’s Relay letter and offer to help 2015

Rosie’s Relay Sponsor Form 2015

Thank You